Alan R. May, 87, of West Brandywine, formerly of Kennett Square, died Saturday Dec. 26, 2009 at the Inn at Freedom Village. He was the husband of Joan Schiele May, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Indianapolis Indiana, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary Westerfield May.

Alan served our country in the Army Air Corps during WW II. His B24 was shot down in Romania. He was wounded, captured and held as a Prisoner of War. Among the medals he received was the Purple Heart.

Alan was in sales in the lumber industry and he was a talented craftsman in wood. Before moving to Pennsylvania Alan lived on Long Island, New York.

He enjoyed the game of golf and in recent years worked at Lochnarin Golf Course in Avondale.

Survivors include, in addition to his wife, two daughters, Robin May of West Brandywine, and Loren Pearson and her husband, Robert of Unionville; two grandsons, Lee Pearson of Unionville and Devon Pearson of West Chester.

Services and interment will be held privately by the family.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka KS 66675-8517.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. of Kennett Square, 610-444-4116.

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